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Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« on: Sunday 05 November 17 15:00 GMT (UK) »
I am researching an Alexander George Adam and his family. Alexander, wife and children emigrated to New Zealand from Scotland in 1957.

I have found on Find a Grave a burial in Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Aukland.  There is an Alexander with wife Margaret being buried in 1966, both the same date but there is no date of death for Margaret.  Alexander died on 5th November 1966. I thought perhaps Margaret had died earlier and had been cremated but there is no mention of ashes.

So far I am not sure if this is my Alexander.  I wondered if anyone could access a  death notice in a newspaper or if there is any way of confirming birth date of Alexander as being 9th February 1908.

Any help with confirming that I have the correct people would be much appreciated.
Betty

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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 November 17 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Betty

Can confirm the the date of death for Margaret Bennett ADAM is (also) 5 November 1966.

The date of death is able to be confirmed on the NZ BDM website by using the "search to date" feature.

https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search

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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 November 17 17:14 GMT (UK) »
A Probate file for Margaret Bennett McPherson ADAM is held at the Archives New Zealand office in Auckland.   [Does having the full name of this lady help in determining if she is the wife of your Alexander ?? ]

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=14788879

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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 November 17 17:18 GMT (UK) »
... and a Probate file for Alexander, too ... which gives his occupation as Restaurant proprietor.
*   Is this your man ?

https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=14788873

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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 November 17 17:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi again Betty

It is possible that someone at RootsChat can access a newspaper death notice for you, but in the meantime I'll just add this further info (and also send to you via the PM facility here, details for the son who is possibly still living.)

1963 - Tamaki (Auckland) Electoral roll

ADAM - Alexander George - grocer
ADAM - Margaret - married
     ... both residing at 29 Chesterfield Ave

[Their son > (I got his name from a passenger list) > is living in the same electorate in 1963.  His occupation is "restauranteur".   Possibly his father joined him in that venture ?   Alexander (snr) was listed as grocer on the 1957 journey - which incidentally arrived in Sydney, Australia, from where they transhipped to NZ at some stage. ]

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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 November 17 18:05 GMT (UK) »
Marriage & birth both downloadable from scotlandspeople.gov.uk

ADAM ALEXANDER GEORG
SMITH MARGARET BENNET
1935
168/2 322
Aberdeen Southern District

Edit...Above a ? having now seen the 'McPherson' ref. from Lucy

ADAM ALEXANDER GEORG 1908
226/ 34 Newhills (Aberdeenshire)

Annie

South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 November 17 18:15 GMT (UK) »
Burial details:

Surname   ADAM
First Names   Alexander George
Age   58 Years
Gender   Male
Date of Death   05 Nov 1966
Religion   Presbyterian
Serial No   25485
Funeral Director   Sibuns Funeral Advisors, 582 Remuera Road, Remuera, AUCKLAND
Cemetery   Purewa Cemetery
Location   Block M Row 24 Plot 81
Date of Service and/or Interment   8 Nov 1966
What Buried?   Body
Casket Size   
Casket Depth   



Surname   ADAM
First Names   Margaret Bennett
Age   58 Years
Gender   Female
Date of Death   
Religion   Presbyterian
Serial No   25486
Funeral Director   Sibuns Funeral Advisors, 582 Remuera Road, Remuera, AUCKLAND
Cemetery   Purewa Cemetery
Location   Block M Row 24 Plot 81
Date of Service and/or Interment   8 Nov 1966
What Buried?   Body
Casket Size

Contact details here for the Funeral Directors who may be able to provide a copy of the newspaper death notice(s) and or other family details.......

https://sibuns.co.nz/


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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 November 17 18:50 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this could be Margaret's parents marriage  :-\

MCPHERSON JOHN
BENNETT MARGARET
1888
168/1 526 St Nicholas (Aberdeen)

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Alexander George Adam born 9th February 1908 Scotland
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 November 17 18:57 GMT (UK) »
Alexander (snr) was listed as grocer on the 1957 journey

Lucy,

Where did the family sail from please?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"